Recently, I had been to a visit at Weavers Service Centre situated at Charni Road, Mumbai from college as a part of our Dyeing and Printing practicals to gain first hand knowledge about the beautiful art of Block printing and Screen printing. Witnessing the complete process of transforming a plain white sheet of fabric into a beautifully printed one was worth the effort of going there in the scorching afternoon heat of Mumbai. To help you understand the nature of both these manual printing methods in a better way, I am including few lines describing them.
BLOCK PRINTING: It is one of the most ancient fibre arts in existence where astonishing designs and patterns are carved on wooden blocks which is then stamped in the print paste pad and the on fabric lay respectively. The process is not as easy to execute as it may seem. Precision and calculation are very essential to print accurately.
SCREEN PRINTING: Also known as a stencil method of print making in which a design is imposed on a screen of nylon or other fine mesh with blank areas coated with an impermeable substance. Ink is forced into the mesh openings by the fill blade or squeegee and onto the printing surface during the squeegee stroke. A number of screens can be used to produce a multi colored image.
You may relate to these methods more easily after browsing through the photo gallery attached in this post. It was an amazing trip for me. Hope you enjoyed reading about it. For any doubts regarding these topics, you can write in to me at firstname.lastname@example.org .Would love to help you. Thanks for reading!